Roxbury Mines

MODERATE 100 reviews
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Roxbury Mines is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Roxbury, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
564 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

The Main Loop (blue blazes) is a moderately difficult, 3.5-mile trail.

hiking
7 minutes ago

Great hike but definitely not 3.6. Blue blaze trail is 4.4 miles if do the red trail it will be 6.5 miles. I don’t know why people are saying you scramble rocks because there is no rock scrambling. Straight up hill for about .5 miles but not too difficult! Great ruins of the old mine. Stay to your left when you start the trail unless you want to do uphill on your way back.

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10 days ago

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hiking
21 days ago

Wow! The first half is more of a hike, with a good scrabble up a steep rocky incline, and the back half took us through a flat woodland road. The historic points of interest were great. Please don't drop anything down the mines, let the earth trolls sleep! :)

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Went hiking here during Labor Day weekend after seeing the trail listed as one of Connecticut's best. The mix of terrain and the ruins in the first part of the loop made for an interesting trail but the second half was flat an dull. More of a nature walk than a hike. The signage wasn't very good either as everyone seemed to come to where the gorge bridge should have been and then looked very confused and walked away. Overall though, it was a great hike. Beware of parking though as there isn't much. You can park on the dirt road but it is narrow so be careful.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice mix of terrain with a few moderate climbs. Interesting historic site with remains of the mining facility from the 19th century. We look forward to seeing it again.

hiking
1 month ago

Really cool trail with lots of neat things to see. Just enough climbing mixed with flat walking trails. Looking forward to going back.

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2 months ago

easy to find, well marked trails, mines are cool!

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